How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink

One of the most satisfying things in the world is walking into your kitchen to find everything ordered, with all the dishes done and the countertops and sink wiped down. Many people know how to do the dishes but end up with a kitchen sink that is stained and full of water spots. This article will help you clean your kitchen sink so it’s spotless – practically brand new.

Clean Your Kitchen Sink

Granite Sinks

If you’ve read up on franke granite sinks reviews and decided that you don’t just want a gorgeous granite counter but a granite sink too – this is how to clean it. After doing the dishes use your dish cloth or sponge (avoid a brush) to scrub the entire sink with dish soap thoroughly. After you’ve made sure to scrub it entirely, rinse it with water until there is no more soap at all. Use a microfiber cloth to dry the sink, so you can avoid water spots.

Stainless Steel Sinks

We are all familiar with stainless sink sinks because they are so durable. However, if you don’t take proper care of the sink you will likely find that it has many water spots and discoloration. You can use a scrubbing brush to thoroughly scrub the sink down thoroughly. For tougher stains, sprinkle the sink generously with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and then use a lemon instead of a sponge to scrub the sink down. This will effectively clean most of the tough stains and water spots. Don’t forget to rinse the sink with water and dry it using a microfiber cloth to prevent limescale build up in the future. 

Cleaning Your Drain

We aren’t going to get into the details of cleaning a garbage disposal unit, because it deserves a tutorial on its own. If you have a regular drain, then you might want to try cleaning it periodically. This will help ensure the water flows freely through your sink drain, and will help avoid water pooling at the button of the sink as it sluggishly flows down. A common household method of clearing drains is to add a half a cup of baking soda followed by half a cup of vinegar (or any other acid). The two will react with each other, creating a lot of bubbles. Once the bubbling slows down, add a cup or two of boiling hot water, followed by a cup of cold water. This method is sufficient if you are using it periodically, and is not meant to handle severely clogged drains. If this method doesn’t unclog your drain, consider using a commercial product instead. They generally work the same way, where you must add the product, followed by hot water, then cold water. If all else fails, you may need to call a plumber to inspect your pipes. It’s better to prevent the issue beforehand by using the baking soda and vinegar method periodically, to keep too much gunk from building up. 

Now that you know how to care for your kitchen sink, you can make sure its always spotless. If only doing the dishes was that easy!